RAD 104 - Positioning II
Instruction and practice in radiographic positioning of the axial skeleton.
Prerequisite: RAD 100 Introduction to Clinical Education
1 Class Hour; 2 Laboratory Hours
Learning Outcomes of the Course:
Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:
1. Identify and describe the patient positioning, CR direction, tube angulation, centering point, anatomical structures demonstrated, and evaluation criteria for the required radiographic positions/projections involving the bony thorax, pelvic girdle, spinal column, and skull.
2. Identify the position/projection demonstrated on radiographic images of the bony thorax, pelvic girdle, spinal column, and skull.
3. Perform or simulate the required radiographic positions/projections on phantoms or live subject, respectively.
4. Perform 85% on practical evaluations with each of the following areas; bony thorax, pelvic girdle, spinal column, and skull, prior to performing these exams on patients in the clinical setting.
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